In another study, a greater variation was found in the total length of the cytochrome b gene of elapids than was reported by Campbell, with the gene ranging between 1101 and 1122 bp long (Slowinski and Keogh.
Phylogenetic Relationships of Elapid Snakes Based on Cytochrome b mtDNA Sequences Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.
Monophyly of Elapid snakes (Serpentes: Elapidae): an assessment of the evidence.
Australian Elapid phylogeny: a summary of the chromosomal and electrophoretic data.
Three-finger toxins, non-enzymatic proteins of 60-74 amino acid residues, were thought to be present only in elapid
venoms, but their presence was recently demonstrated in colubrid and viperid venoms as well (Doley et al.
Thermoregulation by a nocturnal elapid
snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides) in southeastern Australia.
CORAL SNAKE Coral snakes are the only elapids
of North and South America.
Family: Elapidae The elapid family: poisonous snakes with round pupils, fast-acting neurotoxic venom and a pair of short, fixed fangs in the front of the upper jaw.
The diagnosis of elapid
neurotoxic snake bite, especially when the patient is unaware of being bitten or where the culprit has not been identified, may occasionally be difficult.
The small-sealed taipan, an Australian elapid
, has the most toxic venom of any snake.
Shine R (1984) Reproductive biology and food habits of the Australian elapid
snakes of the genus Cryptophis.